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Contents   1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Implementing a Schedule for the Retention of Information on ResearchNet 2) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF): Information Session 3) Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute: Funding Opportunities 4) Health Care Quality Summit 2012 The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Implementing a Schedule for the Retention of Information on ResearchNet

Please be advised that a schedule for the retention of ResearchNet data will be implemented as follows, effective December 10th, 2011:  

 

* All submitted application activities and documents will be retained for one year after the application decision has been released. 

 

* All withdrawn applications will be retained for one year after decisions for the competition have been posted. 

 

* All incomplete and non-submitted applications will be retained for three months after the competition deadline date. 

 

* All review activities and documents will be retained for eighteen months after the decisions for the application have been posted. 

 

* All decision and post-decisions activities and documents will be retained for eighteen months after the related application decisions.  

 

Information on the Retention Schedule will be permanently available on the ResearchNet homepage. Should users of ResearchNet wish to keep any documents for future reference, we suggest that they download the PDF (Portable Document Format) of the documents to another storage area (e.g., the hard drive of a personal computer). 

 

Feel free to disseminate this information to your researchers through your internal channels.  

 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

 

Kerry Cavanagh - Deputy CIO, IM/IT and Business Solutions  

Canadian Institutes of Health Research  

kerry.cavanagh@cihr-irsc.gc.ca  

Telephone: 613-941-3473 

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2) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF): Information Session

Interested in learning more about SHRF, including our funding opportunities, policies, application process and review process? Please join us at one of the information sessions listed below. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion and refreshments provided.

 

University of Regina: Wednesday, December 14th, 11:30am – 1:00pm Room #210, 2 Research Drive, Innovation Place Regina

Please RSVP your attendance to Tanya Skorobohach at tskorobohach@shrf.ca

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * 3) Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute: Funding Opportunities   a) Pro-Development Initiative Grant (PDIG)

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to invite applications from its Canadian and Indian member Institutions for the PDIG project. The objective of the PDIG project is twofold:

1) to reinforce the Institute’s support to the development priorities concerning India

2) to encourage and support the member institutions making a bridge between international development priorities and their academic interests.

Grants to a maximum of $10,000 CAD will be available for each PDIG project initiative, to be completed within three months (January – March 2012).

Deadline for application submission is December 10th, 2011. For more information on eligibility and application requirements please visit:

http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/shastri-pro-development-initiative-grant-pdig-project-2011-12/

 

b) Lal Bahadur Shastri Student Prize

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is happy to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the Lal Bahadur Shastri Student Prize. This is a prize for best papers by Canadian Students on India in Canada. Entries are invited on any topic with specific relevance to India including economics, environment, history, law, literature, politics, philosophy, social studies, humanities, science or women’s studies. Submissions from graduate and undergraduate students are welcome. This year we will be conducting a separate competition for French submissions. We will be awarding three prizes:

· Best Undergraduate Paper

· Best Graduate Paper

· Best French Paper

The deadline for application submission is January 16, 2012. For more information on eligibility and application requirements please visit:

http://www.sici.org/programmes/details/lal-bahadur-shastri-student-prize/

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    4) Health Care Quality Summit 2012  

Inspire: Health Care Quality Summit 2012 - Learn. Lead. Transform.

April 17 & 18, 2012, TCU Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Call for Presenters: Are you a Quality Improvement champion? Share your story and inspire others to make care better and safer for patients! Deadline for submissions: January 13, 2012.

 

Visit the Summit website for more information: http://www.qualitysummit.ca/sessions.htm

 

2012 SAHO Green Ribbon Awards: The Green Ribbon Awards program is designed to nurture and recognize SAHO member initiatives that incorporate system-wide quality improvement, excellence and innovation. Deadline for submissions: January 13, 2012.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.saho.org/portal.jsp?y3uQUnbK9L2RmSZs02CjVy0w7ZkI/ks6W7EWls0d79I=

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Subscription Information

Please feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. If your e-mail address is changing, or you want to discontinue your subscription to the weekly health e-alerts, please visit the ORS website: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/listservs.shtml   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Sarah Savage, PMP
Health Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca

SK Health Research Foundatiopdate

 

 

From the CEO’s Desk 

 

November 2011

The SHRF Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015 is now available in print and online. I invite you to take a close look at it and connect with us for more information or with ideas about working together to advance health research – the R&D sector of our health system.

The plan is built on advice from our expert strategic evaluation panel last year and on the many conversations we have had in various forums, both provincially and federally.

SHRF’s four strategic goals are: focusing on provincial research priorities; supporting the research environment; encouraging the sharing and use of health research; and achieving excellence.

Three key business strategies will take us forward. First, we will build partnerships with public and private sector organizations to increase resources for health research - providing trusted support. Second, we will lead and co-ordinate strategic health research opportunities for the province - ensuring strong science. Third, we will facilitate linkages across research, innovation and practice - leading to valued impact.

Saskatchewan has many strengths to build on. Our researchers are among world leaders in infectious disease, food and water safety, biotechnology, human growth and development, and community-based population research. Our province is a historical leader in health-care. With partners, SHRF is co-ordinating efforts to increase clinical, patient-oriented research – a vital link to health-care, translating discoveries and new knowledge from bench to bedside to better health and a stronger economy. We welcome your feedback on the plan.

I also look forward to seeing you at our Santé! Awards Evening on December 1st to help us celebrate health research successes in Saskatchewan.

June Bold, CEO

 

 

Recent Developments

Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR)
Working with our provincial and national partners, SHRF is facilitating plans to advance patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan.. Patient-oriented research is described by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as the “cornerstone of evidence-informed health care”, and ranges from testing new therapies, such as drug trials, to comparing methods of health care delivery to see what works best or is more efficient. Patient-oriented research aligns well with the priorities of the provincial Health Research Strategy, the recommendations of the 2009 Patient First review, and CIHR’s national efforts to link research and innovation more closely with health care throughout the country.

What SHRF is doing

So far, we have convened a group of key stakeholders to develop a long-term plan for growing and sustaining patient-oriented research in Saskatchewan. The University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Ministry of Health, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Saskatoon Health Region, Health Quality Council, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, and Innovation Saskatchewan are members of the working group focused on identifying priorities for patient-oriented research in our province. These priorities will address areas of high disease burden in Saskatchewan, are a provincial priority, and will build on existing research excellence. Work began in summer and will continue through winter, in preparation for a CIHR funding opportunity announcement expected in early 2012.

Once priorities are identified, the group will work on defining a province-wide network to provide research support, training, education, and knowledge translation services.

For details on CIHR’s national SPOR initiative, see CIHR’s website at http://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/41204.html 

For information about Saskatchewan planning for SPOR, please contact Trina Richman-Monar at SHRF by calling (306)975-1680 or emailing trichman-monar@shrf.ca.

As we move forward on Saskatchewan’s SPOR initiatives, we will post updates here.

 

What’s New


Program Updates

2012 Awards Guide
SHRF’s 2012 Awards Guide and 2012 Application Forms will be available at the beginning of December. Watch our website for the online versions and contact our office to have a copy of the 2012 Awards Guide sent to you.

 

SCI Call for Proposals

We received a good response to our Call for Proposals for Spinal Cord Injury Research. The review committee will be meeting at the end of November and grant competition results will be posted on our website mid-December, after Board approval. We expect the next Call to take place in the fall of 2013 – continue to watch our website for updates.

 

Important Dates for 2012

March 15th, 2012: Deadline for Establishment Grant Applications and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Applications

October 1st, 2012: Deadline for Health Research Group Grant Applications

 

Changes to Funding Programs

SHRF was pleased to announce earlier this fall changes to our Establishment Grant program and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Top-up Incentive Award. These changes are based on feedback from the research community and will take effect in 2012. For a complete description of these changes please see the announcement on our website.

 

Partnered Research Fellowship Opportunities

SHRF partners with agencies to increase the amount of funding available and build capacity in specific research areas. For our 2012 competition, SHRF is offering two partnered Postdoctoral Research Fellowship opportunities: The Terry Fox Postdoctoral Fellow (co‐funded by the Terry Fox Research Institute) and the Crohn’s and Colitis Postdoctoral Fellow (co-funded by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada). For more information on these opportunities, please see the opportunity synopsis posted on our website.

Upcoming “Funding Facts” Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about SHRF, including our funding opportunities, policies, application process and review process? Please join us at one of the information sessions listed below. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion and refreshments provided.

Please RSVP your attendance to Tanya Skorobohach at tskorobohach@shrf.ca

University of Regina: Wednesday, December 14th, 11:30am – 1:00pm Room #210, 2 Research Drive, Innovation Place Regina

University of Saskatchewan: Monday, December 19th, 3:00 -4:30pm, 2nd Floor, Marquis Hall

 

SHRF Santé! Awards Evening 2011

Mark December 1st on your calendars to attend SHRF’s Santé! Awards Evening, our annual celebration of health research in Saskatchewan.

Every year at Santé! we get to meet many people who, through their dedication to our health research community, contribute to this thriving and vibrant sector. Researchers in this province are the R&D sector of a healthy society, continuing to tackle questions that are important to Saskatchewan people. During the evening we recognize the members of the health research community who secured funding from SHRF in 2011-12. We also celebrate those who have distinguished themselves as top researchers – leaders in our community that are moving us forward. A highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the 2011 SHRF Achievement Award Winner.

This year’s Awards Evening will again be a networking event with a brief program, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The event is free, no tickets necessary, however, an RSVP with the names and number of people who will be attending is still required by November 23, 2011 at Sante@shrf.ca.

Let’s make this year’s event an opportunity to reach more researchers and more supporters of health research, so invite your colleagues, friends and partners! Join us this year at Santé! as we toast Saskatchewan health research successes!

This special evening occurs during Health Research Week (Nov. 27th to Dec. 3rd), a time when SHRF encourages partners to feature and promote health research in the province. If you are planning a Health Research Week event or program, please let us know and we will help promote it by listing it on our website and including it in other announcements about that week.

Website

We are pleased to announce that the revamping of our website is close to being complete. The new site will be launched in early December 2011. The web address is the same, www.shrf.ca, but the new site provides additional information in the areas of partnering and impact and an improved browsing experience.

 

Research Connections Sponsored Events
Research Connections events are approved on an ongoing basis and recipients can be found on our website. Below are upcoming sponsored events that are open to the public, either with or without registration:

December 5 and 6 in Saskatoon: Scientist Knowledge Translation Workshop

Baljit Singh, WCVM, University of Saskatchewan
Click here to find out more about this event.

 

December 7 in Saskatoon: Saskatchewan Cancer Research Day

Anne Leis, Community Health and Epidemiology, Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Click here for more information

 

Did You Know…

In a September 2011 public opinion survey, 94% of people support having a portion of their Saskatchewan tax dollars go to support health services and systems research.

 

Note: Statistics are drawn from the Saskatchewan September 2011 OnTopic Omnibus Survey – Insightrix Research Inc.

 

 

Health Research Weekly News - Changes to SHRF funding

Subject: Reminder re: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Program Changes for 2012

 

Below please find information regarding program changes for the SHRF competition(s) in 2012. Please take note of these changes and notify Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca if you plan to submit an application to any of these programs.

 

 

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Program changes approved for SHRF’s 2012 funding competitions

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation’s Board recently approved changes to funding programs that will take effect in 2012. These changes are based on feedback from the research community.

 

Beginning with the 2012 competition (March 15th deadline), SHRF will offer a revised version of its establishment grant. The program, which will now simply be called the “SHRF Establishment Grant Program”, combines and replaces the New Investigator Establishment Grant and the Establishment Equipment Grant Programs. It will provide the following changes: (1) a three-year term (compared to the former two-year term); (2) a slightly increased amount of funding – $120,000 total, compared to the $110,000 previously available from the two combined programs; and (3) more year-to-year flexibility in spending the total grant amount. Major, essential equipment can still be requested as part of establishment grant budgets. Other than the changes outlined here, the revised program maintains the same purpose, scope, important dates, allowable expenses, and eligibility requirements as previous competitions.

 

Applicants to SHRF’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program who apply for a Tri-Agency Award (NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR) and who are successful in both the SHRF and the national competitions are expected to take the Tri-Agency Award. As an incentive for SHRF applicants to also apply for national funding, SHRF tops up the national award if the applicant remains in Saskatchewan. The amount of the two-year Top-up Incentive Award will be increased from $5,000/year to $10,000/year in salary for the award holder. The combined total will now be greater than SHRF’s fellowship award amount, rewarding the effort and excellence of these successful applicants.

 

SHRF’s Health Research Group Grant program (all three phases) will return in 2012 (October 1st deadline), after a one-year hiatus due to SHRF’s budget cut.

 

SHRF’s 2012 Awards Guide and 2012 Application forms will be released during Health Research Week (November 27 to December 3, 2011). Questions about SHRF’s funding programs should be directed to SHRF’s Funding Program Manager, Karen Glazebrook (kglazebrook@shrf.ca; 306-975-1686).

 

 

Karen Glazebrook, Funding Programs Manager

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

Atrium Building, Innovation Place | 253-111 Research Drive | Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R2

Phone: 306-975-1686 or Tollfree: 1-800-975-1699 (Canada & U.S.A)

Fax: 306-975-1688

Website: www.shrf.ca

Email: kglazebrook@shrf.ca

 

Health Research Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents   1) Canadian Health Services Research Foundation - On Call 2) Heart and Stroke Foundation - Workshop The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Canadian Health Services Research Foundation - On Call   The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is proud to announce that the popular webinar series, CHSRF on Call, is now available with simultaneous translation for our French audience and improved connectivity for all participants.

 

Please join us on November 10, 2011 session (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET) when our panel talk about how the way we fund hospitals and post-acute facilities can influence the overall efficiency of healthcare delivery in Canada. 

Visit http://www.chsrf.ca/oncall for more information.

Looking forward to your participation,

The CHSRF on Call team

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2) Heart and Stroke Foundation - Workshop Please see attached invitation. ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    Subscription Information

Please feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. If your e-mail address is changing, or you want to discontinue your subscription to the weekly health e-alerts, please visit the ORS website: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/listservs.shtml   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Sarah Savage, PMP
Health Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca

Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents   1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): a) Webinar: Visual Methods in Gender and Health Research 2) Gates Foundation Global Health and Agricultural Development Grants The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): a) Webinar: Visual Methods in Gender and Health Research Series on Integrating Gender and Sex in Health Research 

by Dr. Rebecca Haines-Saah 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific / 2-3 p.m. Eastern  

In this session, Dr. Rebecca Haines-Saah will provide an introduction to how participant-driven visual methods (e.g., photography, video) can be used in gender and health research. Drawing on examples from past research projects the session will explore how visual methods enable us to “see” or surface gender in qualitative data. Particular attention will be given to the use of visual findings to explore social theories of gender, embodiment, addiction and illness. Dr. Haines-Saah will present for approximately 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes for question and answer.

Dr. Haines-Saah is a research associate in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. A sociologist by training, her areas of interest span critical and qualitative studies of smoking, social theories of health and illness, gender and feminist theories of health, and youth cultural approaches to adolescent substance use.

No RSVP necessary. To join the session, please follow the instructions below. Please note that the session will start promptly at the time indicated. Participants may log in up to a ½ hour prior to start to test their set-up and address any technical queries.

For more information or questions related to these sessions, please contact IGH Knowledge Translation Manager Stephanie Coen at scoen@exchange.ubc.ca or 604-827-3445.

The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health Integrating Gender and Sex in Health Research Webinar Series provides learning opportunities to advance the integration of gender and sex considerations in health research. 

How to participate

For these sessions we will be using the University of British Columbia’s distance learning platform Wimba. To use Wimba, you will need a computer with an internet connection and speakers or a headset. A mic is useful but not necessary; questions may also be submitted via a text chat feature.

1. Entering the IGH virtual classroom:
• Go to: http://ubc.wimba.com/launcher.cgi?room=Institute_of_Gender_and_Health
• A login window will pop up. Enter your name only, as you would like it to appear in the participant log. There is no username/password required. Click enter.
• The next screen will ask you to run the Wimba set-up wizard. If this is your first time using Wimba, click the “Run Wizard” button and follow the prompts. If you have previously entered the Wimba classroom, click the link lower down on the page to skip the wizard and enter the classroom directly.
• Tip: Ensure that your computer/headset volume is audible and your pop-up blocker is disabled before running the wizard.
• Once the wizard is completed, you will be re-directed into the IGH Wimba classroom.

 

2. During the session - How to “talk”
• Please note that all participants will be muted during the presentation. For questions or technical issues during the presentation portion, please use the chat feature (described below).
• During the Q&A portion, participants will be asked to please raise their hands and will be called upon in turn.
• To raise your hand, click the hand icon button at the bottom of the people box (where all participant names appear).
• You will then be identified and unmuted.
• To speak, hold down the “Talk” button and ask your question. Release once you are done speaking.

How to “chat”
• To pose a question, enter your question in the dropdown menu in the dialog box and press Enter.
• If you have having audio trouble during the Q&A period or do not have a microphone, you can type your questions to Stephanie and she will read them out.

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2) Gates Foundation Global Health and Agricultural Development Grants

 

Gates Foundation $100,000 Grants - Global Health and Agricultural Development (additional funding of up to US $1 million)

Internal review deadline: 5PM, Nov. 10, 2011

External deadline: 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, Nov. 17, 2011

 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 17, 2011 on the following topics:

Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market

Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems

Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas

Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children

Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million.

Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at:

http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Pages/ApplicationInstructions.aspx

http://www.grandchallenges.org/about/Newsroom/Pages/GCERound8.aspx

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Please feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. If your e-mail address is changing, or you want to discontinue your subscription to the weekly health e-alerts, please visit the ORS website: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/listservs.shtml   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Sarah Savage, PMP
Health Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca

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